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1068Re: A simple explanation of the millennium

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  • e_s_c_h_a_t_o_n
    Sep 11, 2009
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      That's the response I sometimes get, but notice I wrote.

      The point is that the sabbath thousand years is a different day than
      the one that Satan is held captive in. These days and years are not
      fixed in earth time. Salvation is the entrance to the seventh day.
      Therfore the first resurrection is spiritual, and that supports
      Augustinian amillennialism.

      If the six thousand years are viewed in the same way Augustine viewed the millennium, then we don't have worry about Bishop Ussher's chronology. The idea I put forward in my book is that 6000 year, 6 days of creation are an allegorical representation of the Gospel, as asserted by Papias about the creation week.

      Quote from ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
      Author: Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)

      Taking occasion from Papias of Hierapolis, the illustrious, a disciple of the apostle who leaned on the bosom of Christ, and Clemens, and Pant├Žnus the priest of [the Church] of the Alexandrians, and the wise Ammonius, the ancient and first expositors, who agreed with each other, who understood the work of the six days as referring to Christ and the whole Church.

      IX.17631763 This fragment, or rather reference, is taken from Anastasius Sinaitia. Routh gives, as another fragment, the repetition of the same statement by Anastasius.

      Alan Fuller,
      Author of The Gospel Prophecy: The Bible as Allegory

      --- In revelation-list@yahoogroups.com, "drjenney2" <drjenney@...> wrote:
      > Seems a bit simplistic to me.
      > It assumes the earth was created a bit over 6000 years ago, which flies in the evidence of the world around us. It is supported only by Bishop Ussher's rather dubious addition of numbers in the OT.
      > Second, wasn't Jesus as smart as us? Why then did he say, "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son,but the Father only" (Matt 24:36)?
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